Location: LANGA, WESTERN CAPE Date: 1989 – 1998

Langa, a township notorious for its 1989 youth gang killings and the terrorizing by gangs of its residents has historically been torn apart by political conflict and vio- lence. A community leader Zora Mehlumakulu and some parents contacted CS Studio to help find a solution to put an end to the 38 killings that had violently taken place.Langa Township was originally established to provide cheap labour for the Western Cape. It consists of mostly single storey small family homes, hostels, and shacks. In some cases up to 24 people share a single room. At the time the conditions were extremely unhealthy with no public facilities for the residents, except at the illegal shebeens (bars) and taverns.


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